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Overview

What is it, that sets us apart?

gewerkdesign provides custom-made solutions, resorting to creative ideas from all areas of design. These different creative sources serve as tools for making concepts, content and mental images visible, beforehand contemplating about the topics, the rooms and implications carefully. By taking into account the views of all parties involved, gewerkdesign is able to make creative decisions that have a positive influence on the exhibition space, graphics, products, media applications and projects.

A creative process seldom resembles a straight line, it is a dynamic process rather like an organic, dynamic movement.

16. May 2018
• Prelude to the »Georg Forster Year«

The permanent exhibition in Schloss Wörlitz opening 2019, the »Georg Forster Year«, will present one of Germany’s most impressive ethnographic collections. It is centred on the natural scientist Georg Forster, who at the end of the 18th century accompanied James Cook on his voyage around the world. During this trip Forster gathered a unique collection of objects from the Pacific region. The first part of this exhibition, titled »Georg Forster – Explorer of the World in Wörlitz«, opened in May 2018. gewerkdesign’s exhibition design was inspired by historical Polynesian nautical charts. We found these nautical masterpieces and their fragile aesthetics very fascinating. The exhibition’s elements are built on these light, almost floral basic designs and are combined with a delicate shadow play.

Where: Schloss Wörlitz, Oranienbaum-Wörlitz
When: open from 6. May 2018

www.gartenreich.com

16. May 2018
• Design for everybody – our shop is online!

Design lover can now order our best, tried, and true products online. gewerkdesign has been creating tailor-made design solutions for very diverse projects for roughly 25 years now: sometimes an exhibition will require a special piece of furniture or a publication about an interesting topic, sometimes a tableware design will improve the work flow in a restaurant or kitchen. Up till now these products were created exclusively for our clients and most often vanished after finishing the project. But we have always been convinced of our design’s sustainability and would like to share this belief with all those who express an interest. This has been the impulse for establishing an online shop: Now everybody can buy our informative, clever, sustainable, or sometimes simply beautiful objects for their everyday life.

> www.gewerkverkauf.de

19. March 2018
• Finally in Berlin 
»Oh Yeah!«

Who missed the last venues in Bern, Bremen and Frankfurt now has the chance to see the loudest of all exhibitions in Berlin! Since 15th of March 2018 the Berlin Museum of Communication is hosting the exhibition »Oh Yeah! Pop Music in Germany«. In the style of a radio show, the exhibition presents more than 90 years of German pop music: from the 1920s’ Swing to the Beat era, Punk, Neue Deutsche Welle, Techno and Hip Hop up to the present. Equipped with headphones, the visitors can listen into a rich variety of songs. Many acoustic and film stations offer a journey into their very own musical history. The exhibition presents also famous musical instruments, colourful fashion accessories, and posters for shows and concerts that many still remember. A must-see and must-hear not only for fans of pop music.

Where: Museum for Communication Berlin
When: open till 16. September 2018

> www.mfk-berlin.de/en/
> popmusik-in-deutschland.de/en

The name of our company states our agenda. The Middle High German term »gewerk« was first noted in the 13th century. Our company’s founders found the term very appealing because it aptly described their conceptual, interdisciplinary design approach, when they founded the company in 1993 – perhaps today even more so:

• describing a unit working together with other units
• a facility setting something in motion
• an entirety of handycraftsmen, guild
• the wickerwork of spiders, the honeycomb of bees
• place or institution, in which tasks are performed

(cited from: Grimm, J. and W. – Deutsches Wörterbuch 1854 und Paul, H. – Deutsches Wörterbuch, 1897.)

Phonetically, the German term »gewerk« goes well with the English term »design«. Combining these two terms also indicates how design in our opinion is more than its separate creative disciplines. Only by combining many different kinds of creative skills and entering the designing process together with our clients we are able to create design solutions that are durable and effective, and a design process that is a design creation in itself.

Underlining this special design approach, the terms »gewerk« und »gewerkdesign« have been trademarked in 2008.

gewerk is also a place, our office above the rooftops of Berlin, where our skills are being pooled together, a place for working and communicating. It usually is here that first introductions are made and first meetings take place.

The office provides room for interconnecting the creative skills of our experienced and talented scenographic artists, architects, graphic designers, media designers, product designers, and interior designers.

We value a friendly atmosphere and treat each other with respect and kindness.

Profile: Roughly, our projects can be divided into three different phases: evaluation, design, and implementation. Our team offers all three of these services. In order to see the approved design translated into the imagined form, trusting us with the implementation phase of the project is especially important. Resulting from this particular approach are both a design product and a process custom-made for our clients.

Evaluation: In the beginning of a designing process it is of key importance to thoroughly register the task in its entirety and to take all its complex implications into account. Best practice for this is listening attentively and observing the rooms and situations to be designed carefully. Working together, communicating openly and at eye level, the project with gather momentum and live up to its potential.

Design: As soon as the evaluation is complete, the next task is to agree upon a design solution and to identify the creative tools and resources that will lead to this solution, rendering the design process  constructive, time-saving, and cost-efficient for all involved.

Implementation: For the implementation phase it takes experience, reliability and perseverance. Many of our clients have been working with us for years, rely on several of our services and entrust us with their projects through many stages of its development.

We assemble our team according to the respective phase of the project and rely on a network of partners and experts for very specific tasks.

In the roughly 20 years of our company’s existence, we have accompanied more than 130 exhibitions and complex museum projects. We offer the experiences gathered from these projects to our clients for other projects as well, for instance creating durable brand designs (Berlin Congress Center since 2002 bcc), globally trend-setting products (velotaxis City Cruiser I, II and Delivery Crusier), or internationally awarded graphic designs (Logo of the Berlin Wall). We also provide consultancy services for project management and design processes, and organize strategy workshops for developing a sustainable future vision for a project (Masterplan study Bremer Landesmuseum).

A

ALKO / Amerikanische Botschaft Berlin / Amt für Kultur der Stadt Dessau-Roßlau / ARD Hauptstadtstudio / ARD Stuttgart / Asklepios Klinik Hamburg-Harburg / ASTAK e.V. Berlin

B

Bauhaus-Archiv, Museum für Gestaltung Berlin / BBWA Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften / bcc Berlin Congress Center GmbH / Berlin Bürgerbüro e.V. Berlin / Berliner Forsten – Landesforstamt / Berliner Forum für Geschichte und Gegenwart e.V. / Berliner Nicolai Verlag / Berolina Strahlau / Bertelsmann AG Berlin / Bitan GmbH Berlin / Bundesanstalt für Arbeit / Bundesbeauftragter für die Unterlagen des Staatssicherheitsdienstes der ehemaligen Deutschen Demokratischen Republik (BStU) Berlin

C

Caesar – Center of Advanced European Studies and Research Bonn / Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Benjamin Franklin / Complan Medien GmbH Hamburg / Cronos Verlag, Zürich

D

Danfoss Universe Nordborg (Dänemark) / Das Verborgene Museum, Berlin / Der Beauftragte für Kunst und Medien der Bundesrepublik Deutschland Berlin / Design Zentrum Bremen / Deutsche Bahn AG Berlin / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie Berlin / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie Berlin / Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gefäßchirurgie Dresden / Deutsches Architektur-Museum Frankfurt / Deutsches Museum München / Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin / Deutschlandradio Kultur Berlin / DSK Deutsche Stadt- und Grundstücksentwicklungsgesellschaft Wiesbaden

E

envirosax Pty Ltd Southport (Australien) / Europäische Kommission Berlin

F

Fernuniversität Hagen / Fiedler Architekten / Focke-Museum – Bremer Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte / Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

G

Galerie am Lützowplatz Berlin / Gasometer Oberhausen GmbH / Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hohenschönhausen / Georg-Kolbe-Museum Berlin / Grün Berlin GmbH / Gruner + Jahr Druck- und Verlagshaus Hamburg

H

Haferl AG Zug (Schweiz) / Hansestadt Wismar / Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte Potsdam / Havelklinik Berlin / Hertha BSC GmbH + Co. KG / hhpberlin Ingenieurgesellschaft für Brandschutz mbH / Hochschule für Künste im Sozialen Ottersberg / Hochschule Luzern / Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin SODA.WORKS

I

Industriemuseum Chemnitz / Institut für Tropenmedizin Charité Berlin / Internationales Design Zentrum Berlin / Interstuhl Büromöbel GmbH + Co. KG Meßstetten-Tieringen

J

JOVIS Verlag Berlin / Jüdisches Museum Berlin / Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt/M.  / Jüdisches Theater Stockholm

K

Knesebeck Verlag München / Koehler & Amelang, Leipzig / Kulturinstitut der Stadt Braunschweig / Kulturstiftung des Bundes / Kulturstiftung Dessau-Wörlitz

L

Leibniz Universität Hannover / Lexington Communications GmbH Berlin / Lufthansa Consulting GmbH Köln / Luther Gedenkstätten Wittenberg / LWL-Industriemuseum Zeche Zollern

M

Max Planck Gesellschaft, Harnack-Haus / Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. München / mementoFilm GmbH Berlin / Modulor GmbH Berlin / MODUS Möbel GmbH Berlin / Museum für Kommunikation Berlin / Museum für Kommunikation Bern / Museum für Kommunikation Frankfurt/M. / Museum für Kommunikation Hamburg / Museum für Kommunikation Nürnberg / Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg / Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Dortmund / Museum für Natur und Mensch Oldenburg / Museum für Naturkunde Berlin / Museum für Sepulkralkultur Kassel / Museum Neukölln Berlin / Museum Strauhof Zürich / Museum Wolfenbüttel

N

National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Mirakain) Tokio  / Naturhistorisches Museum der Burgergemeinde Bern / Nicolai Verlag Berlin / Nobel Museum Stockholm / Norstedts Verlag, Stockholm

O

Ostdeutsche Sparkassenstiftung Berlin
Ostfriesisches Landesmuseum Emden
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Fakultät Didaktik der Naturwissenschaften
Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Noddack-Haus

P

Porzellanfabriken Christian Seltmann GmbH Weiden / Posteo e.V., Berlin / Projektbüro Gartenregion Hannover

R

Ricordi & C.S.r.l. Mailand (Italien)

S

Sandstein Verlag Dresden / SCC Events / Schiffahrtsmuseum der oldenburgischen Unterweser e.V. / Schwedische Botschaft Berlin / Schwedisches Architekturmuseum Stockholm / Senatsverwaltung für Stadtentwicklung Berlin / Senatsverwaltung für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kultur Berlin / Sparkassen-Kulturstiftung Hessen Thüringen Frankfurt/M. / Sprengel Museum Hannover / Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden / Stadt Doberlug-Kirchhain / Stadt Wolfenbüttel / Städtische Museen Freiburg / Stadtmuseum Oldenburg / Stadtverwaltung der Wartburgstadt Eisenach / Stadtverwaltung Hohen Neuendorf Berlin / Stanford University Press, Stanford, California / Stiftung Berliner Mauer / Stiftung Deutsches Historisches Museum Berlin / Stiftung Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden / Stiftung Flucht, Vertreibung, Versöhnung Berlin / Stiftung Gedenkstätten Buchenwald und Mittelbau-Dora / Stiftung Jüdisches Museum Berlin / Stiftung niedersächsische Gedenkstätten Celle / Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg Potsdam / Stiftung Sächsische Gedenkstätten, Gedenkstätte Bautzen / Stiftung Sächsische Gedenkstätten, Gedenkstätte Münchner Platz Dresden / Stiftung Sächsische Gedenkstätten, Gedenkstätte Pirna-Sonnenstein / Stiftung Schleswig-Holsteinische Landesmuseen Schloss Gottorf / Stiftung Schloß Eutin / Stiftung Topographie des Terrors Berlin / stilwerk Berlin / Suhrkamp Verlag, Berlin

T

Technische Universität Eindhoven / Technoseum, Landesmuseum für Technik und Arbeit Mannheim / Tivola Verlag Berlin / Transcript Verlag

U

Übersee-Museum Bremen / Universität der Künste Berlin / Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein Campus Lübeck / Universitätsstadt Marburg

V

Veloform GmbH Berlin / Velotaxi GmbH Berlin / Verborgenes Museum Berlin / Vertretung der Europäischen Kommission in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland / VolkswagenStiftung Hannover

W

Wartburg-Stiftung Eisenach / Whisky & Cigars Berlin / Wilhelm Wagenfeld Stiftung Bremen / WonderWolf Productions Düsseldorf / Worpsweder Touristik- und Kulturmarketing GmbH / WUSEUM, SV „Werder“ von 1899 e.V. Bremen

Z

Züricher Hochschule der Künste

We admit that it might sound a bit idealistic, but we believe that a good design will have positive effects on our work and life in general. Therefore we sometimes dedicate some of our time and financial resources to implementing on of our own concepts.

This might be an event (e.g. a workshop about luck and felicity at Bazon Brock’s »Denkerei«), a publication (e.g. a richly illustrated monograph about Nelly Sachs together with the writer Aris Fioretos), and sometimes an item surmounting lingual barriers (the sign language card game »Nomo« together with Andy Costrau).

Pursuing our own projects sharpens our design focus, liberates us from restraints for a while and allows us to explore new design areas.

There are many projects waiting to be implemented … stay in touch to see what happens next!

Approaching more and more complex design tasks, we could hardly do without a network of skilled experts, inspiration, and talents. We constantly seek to broaden our horizon and improve the skills of our teams. We would therefore like to encourage you to get in touch and send us an application! Please submit your resume via email and indicate why you think your skills suit our profile.

We offer two internships – one for three-dimensional design, one for two-dimensional/media design. The internships are open for students from all design areas, who need to do an internship for completing their studies. The appropriate duration of the internship is between three and six month. Please give us a call in order to check if the respective positions are vacant and send us your pdf application via email.

If we invite you for an interview, it would be very interesting for us to see how you’ve reached your design conclusions: feel free to show us your sketch books, models, and works in progress.

Initiativbewerbungen

Sie finden keine passende Jobbeschreibung in unserem aktuellen Gesuche?
Dann freuen wir uns, wenn wir Sie einladen dürfen Ihre Bewerbungsunterlagen uns zu zusenden und wir stellen gemeinsam fest, ob unsere gewerk’schafter Sie brauchen.

Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung/Anfrage direkt an:
Jens Lohmann, eingang@gewerk.com

Teamfähige Allround-Grafikerin/er

Für die Organisation und Betreuung von Ausstellungsproduktionen eine/n engagierte/n und umsichtige/n Praktikantin/en (nur Pflichtpraktikum) mit technischem Verständnis, Organisationstalent, einem Gespür für Qualität und einem Blick für gute Gestaltung – gern aus den Bereichen Veranstaltungstechnik, Veranstaltungsmanagement oder verwandten Studienrichtungen.

Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung/Anfrage direkt an:
Jens Lohmann, eingang@gewerk.com

Praktikumsstellen

Unsere Praktikumsstellen – eine für den dreidimensionalen Bereich, eine für den zweidimensionalen/ medialen Bereich sind für Studenten aller  Gestaltungsdisziplinen vorgesehen – die ein Fachpraktikum im Rahmen ihrer Ausbildung benötigen. Die Dauer sollte zwischen 3 bis 6 Monaten liegen. Bitte versichern Sie sich vorher telefonisch ob entsprechende Stellen frei sind. Ihre Bewerbung schicken sie bitte per Mail und pdf. Sollten sie zu einem Kennenlerngespräch eingeladen werden erleichtert uns die Auswahl, wenn sie darlegen können wie sie zu ihren Ergebnissen gelangt sind, also keine Angst davor Skizzenbücher, Modelle und Zwischenstände vorzustellen.

Bitte richten Sie Ihre Bewerbung/Anfrage direkt an:
Jens Lohmann, eingang@gewerk.com

gewerkdesign is a member of the following institutions:
IDZ Berlin / VerA/ ICOM/ Kreative Berlin/ Museumsbund

Many of our competitions have evolved into projects and some of our projects have won international awards. But of course we don’t win every competition. Nontheless we are proud of the designs submitted to these competitions and consider them quite presentable.

If you plan to invite us for a competition or a negotiation for a project, we would appreciate giving us a short personal notice beforehand. It would make it easier for us to determine, whether the competition’s conditions suit our profile and our capacities.

A comprehensible tender answering all of the basic questions (who, what, where, when, why and how much?), too, will make it easier for us to commit to the competition. As a matter of course, the decision-making procedure should be transparent, the selection should be fair, and the jury should be competent and mentioned by name.

If you are unsure, whether your competition meets the requirements and codes of ethics for design competitions, please refer to the German Architectural Association (Architektenkammer) or the Association of Exhibition Designers VerA for further information.